Rainier's Articles


'Eve of Destruction' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eve of Destruction is a mod Battlefield 1942, and they have released a 20% "demo" of the final product. Eve Of Destruction will contain not only new skins, vehicles and new objects, it features 8 complete new custom maps. Each map is different in their own way (from realistic to fun maps) and partially adapted to the Indochina Vietnam Conflict. Infantry Combat in EoD is more realistic and more action than in Battlefield and similar to more infantry-based games like Raven Shield or Counterstrike. Head back to the jungles in this modification replicating the deadly and vicious Vietnam War. Read more for download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Joins With Punkbuster

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an effort to combat cheating issues in multiplayer online play, Ubisoft will be incorporating Punkbuster software into Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword.Punkbuster is a client/server product that detects cheats/hacks on end-user systems and reports their use to administrators and, potentially, takes action against the violating player by kicking and/or banning them from the server. The exact cheats that will be detected for Athena Sword have not been announced for security purposes. However, Punkbuster for Athena Sword will have ongoing support for quite some time as new versions that deal with new cheats and hacks are released periodically.

'The Temple Of Elemental Evil' Ships Early

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Troika Games are pleased to announce that The Temple of Elemental Evil will now ship on September 16th and not September 23rd as previously reported. After years of research into the science of time travel and the mysticism of interactive entertainment distribution, Atari has achieved a breakthrough in the melding of the two disciplines. As a result of this revolutionary achievement, The Temple of Elemental Evil will now appear on retail stores shelves nationwide seven days earlier than originally anticipated.

'LoTR: Treason of Isengard' (PS2/Xbox) Cancelled

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games has canceled the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard for Xbox/PS2. Scheduled for release in Q4 2003, Treason of Isengard was dropped from the release schedule when it was determined that the game was not shaping up as strongly as anticipated and would likely not satisfy the expectations of Tolkien fans. Vivendi Universal Games remains committed to developing and releasing quality games based on the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien and we look forward to the release The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring this November, as well as Middle-Earth Online next year.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • XIII - Trailer
  • C&C Generals: Zero Hour - Trailer
  • Arx Fatalis (Xbox) - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Phantom Dust' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced the upcoming release of Phantom Dust, an Xbox exclusive third-person action game in which players battle opponents in real-time combat with an ever-growing arsenal of over 300 skills. The title is being developed internally by Microsoft Game Studios Japan and is currently scheduled for a Japanese release in 2004.

'Freedom Fighter' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The squad-based action war game Freedom Fighters has gone gold and will start to ship on Tuesday, September 23 for the PlayStation2, Xbox , the Nintendo GameCube, and PC.

'Onimusha 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The year is 1582 and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke is the man who has just returned. The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Command & Conquer Zero Hour' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command & Conquer™ Generals Zero Hour has gone gold and will start to ship on Monday, September 22. The first expansion pack to one of the best-selling PC games of 2003, Command & Conquer Generals, gives players more weapons, more power, new battlefields, three new single-player campaigns, 15 new missions, and new game modes.

'Purge Jihad' - Beta Build Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2003 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For Purge retail owners, the Purge Jihad Expansion Pack Beta 5 Build 1.8D is ready. This should finally fix the Drone crash bugs. This is the first Open Beta of Jihad. The more players, the better the balance. The beta only runs until end of September, so get in the action while you can. Read more for download links ...